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  • High performing Buildings Standards Service gets seal of approval yet again

    The high performing Building Standards Service in Orkney has, once again, been reappointed as building standards verifier in Orkney for a further six years.

    The Council was notified of the news by letter from the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, Patrick Harvie MSP who commended the service for its “continuous improvement and wider commitment across the authority”.

    10 November 2022

  • OIC Building Standards donation to Peedie Retreat fund

    OIC Building Standards donation to Peedie Retreat fund

    Staff within the Council’s Building Standards department have been playing their part in helping raise some funds towards the creation of The Peedie Retreat – a holiday home for residents affected by cancer and Multiple Sclerosis.

    Anna and Reuben Johnston are behind the plans and are raising funds to create a retreat at Inganess beach.

    29 April 2022

  • Notice of essential web security maintenance works

    Notice of essential web security maintenance works

    The Council’s ICT team require to carry out some essential maintenance work to the network security systems on Tuesday evening (19 October).

    Unfortunately, this will mean some brief outages to a number of our public websites – such as Marine Services, planning and warrant, sport and leisure, benefit applications. These brief outages will occur between 5.30pm til 8pm. We will update as soon as the works are complete and the complete system is up and running again.

    19 October 2021

  • Making a good quality building warrant application

    The Building Standards Division publication – ‘Making a good quality building warrant application’ will be useful for all applicants and agents submitting a building warrant application.

    It provides procedural and technical checklists and promotes using competent professionals to help produce a quality application as they have the knowledge and understanding of the system, process and regulations.

    01 September 2021

  • Building Standards Division - Consultations

    There are currently three Building Standards Division consultations open on the Scottish Government website which may be of interest to stakeholders of the Scottish Building Standards system.

    Scottish Building Regulations: Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics, including Ventilation, Overheating and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.

    04 August 2021

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